I acquired DaVinci in 2010 as a Christmas present pasture pal for my old Arab. He was not broke and was never weaned from his mom. His first trailer ride and first time away from his birth home was when he was purchased. I had 30 days training put on him just before I brought him home. Since then he has come a long way. I do everything with him, except I ride Western, and he is all English. I had him jumping cross poles recently and he seems to enjoy it. He is like a sponge right now. Broke and ready to finish as a Hunter/Jumper. He is a sweetheart, loving and affectionate. Loves carrots and apples and gives his heart when he is under saddle. He stands about 15.2. his Percheron has the big bones and strong short features. His Paint has given him the blue eyes, and some faint red roan color on both hind quarters seen better in summer. His winter coat is white. I used to take him team penning, winter and summer shows, parades, and pony rides a lot, but it's only me now,( my daughter is away at college ) and I have 5 horses. So DaVinci is not being used like he should. I want him to go to a good loving home. A family that will continue to work and train him. He needs soft hands, strong legs, and a balanced seat. I have had 3 beginner riders on him, One rider is heavy handed and being new expects instant response from her incorrect ques, that we lovingly say his "stupid button" gets stuck..but you can tell he doesn't care for that rider. the second rider is very new and is unbalanced in her seat, so he is very careful with her and doesn't respond unless he's sure she's ready for him. you can see he will babysit. The 3rd rider is relaxed, gentle hands and fairly well balanced and he works very well for her. I had an experienced Jumper ride him and they looked amazing. She has soft hands, strong legs, and a great seat, and is lovingly patient with any horse she rides. So it's hard to say what kind of rider he needs,,beginner, intermediate or advanced. You need to come ride him and we can see what he thinks. He's utd on shots and wormer. A couple things tho, I can't get him to go near the pond, but he bathes so easy, even his face. I use a ShopVac on all my horses before I bathe, he's fine. I can use the electric razor to shave his bridle path, no problem but I can't get near his nose. I think it tickles too much and he can't stand it. To worm him, I have to mix the wormer in some grain and applesauce, and he eats it all, but he will not let me get near his mouth with a syringe, but he takes the bit without issue. He will load on a trailer, but occasionally we have to stand and stare at each other, and I have to tug on him and when I have just about lost my patience, he hops in like it was his idea. He will NOT back out of a trailer. I have a 2 horse slant load, he goes in first so he can turn around to walk out. This battle I don't care to fight with him, I'm afraid he will get tragicly hurt trying to turn around rather than backing out. So if you have a straight load that doesn't have a emergency exit door for the horse, I wouldn't recommend you consider DaVinci. I've only had him shoed once, and I don't think he was ever done before that, but he managed to rip them off after 2 weeks. His feet are white and I don't grain with extra biotin spring or summer, so I haven't bothered with any more shoes. I will paint his soles with iodine and I also occasionally use 'Sole-Guard' on his feet if I do a lot of road riding with him. He is an "easy keeper" He is at home with 3 other horses in a 2 acre pasture, so I hay all year round. I will start easing him into routine grain around about next month, to get some extra fat on him for winter. I don't blanket him until its wet and cold, usually when it stays below 30 degrees and is snowing. He stays outside all year round. I only bring them inside at nite when it is windy and going below 15 degrees. All of my horses have Draft in them and seem to dislike being in a stall. DaVinci has less Draft then my other 2 so that's why he wears a blanket in snowy cold weather. I wouldn't be selling him if I was in better health and not so many other horses. Please email or Text. I don't answer calls from # I don't know.